Gigaom uncovered Google’s application to FCC to test a new device in December last year – what we learnt from the application is that the search engine giant, Google has asked the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for permission to use an undisclosed new “entertainment device” – this is what application states, in four major cities over the period...

Hacker group Anonymous turns a regular last working day busy for the hacking collective – the group reported that it has broken into the website of a law firm that represented a US Marine accused of killing civilians in Haditha, Iraq. Anonymous tweeted that it had garb email from firm “Puckett & Faraj PLLC” and accessed more than 3GB of data related to the...

Hope you still remember the HP webOS – earlier we reported that the company announced that webOS would continue to live on as an open source project. Last year in December, HP announced that webOS would be made available under an open source license. Taking the next step, company released Enyo, a JavaScript app framework, which allow developers to distribute their...

ChicagoBusiness.com reports that Motorola Mobility sold refurbished Xooms without deleting previous owner’s data – looks like a strange thing that how a well known company forgot to take a note on this at initial stage itself – the company has learned some 100 cases where the original owner’s data was not completely erased from a Motorola Xoom Wi-Fi before...

The Mannheim Regional Court in Germany pronounced a decision on a German Motorola Mobility lawsuit against Apple Sales International, issuing an injunction against Apple, ruling that Motorola patent no. EP0847654 infringed certainly by Apple email services – focused primarily on push email features available through Apple’s iCloud and MobileMe services. The injunction...

Facebook SEC filing revealed a lot of interesting numbers – including the one from its client list – the company mention in its IPO filing that social game-maker company, Zynga, accounts for 12% or $445 million of the social networking giant revenue. Facebook generated $3.71 billion in sales last year – with some $445 million of that came from its Zynga partnership...

According to CNN, some U.S. officials are expected to get smartphones capable of handling classified government documents over cellular networks – the phone will run on a “modified version of Google’s Android software which is being developed as part of an initiative that spans multiple federal agencies and government contractors.” The Army has been testing touchscreen devices at U.S. bases for nearly two years, said Michael McCarthy, a director for the Army’s Brigade Modernization Command. About 40 phones were sent to fighters...

According to AdAge, Facebook does very little marketing – but it probably be changing from as of now as the company made a new hire – on bringing former Levi’s and Apple executive Rebecca Van Dyck to head global marketing. Prior to joining Facebook, Dyck worked as Levi’s Global CMO for the period of 10 months – where her role is to see the company’s global...

At Apple’s iTunes Match service currently an issue aroused – songs that users have uploaded to the service are unavailable for streaming or downloading. Users can’t access unmatched music unless the local file is available on your computer – but you can still stream and download music that was “matched” with content in the iTunes Store This...

Apple confirmed that the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and 3G/UMTS-based iPads should be returning to the shelves of its German online store in a matter of hours. Earlier today we reported that Apple has removed, as a result of an injunction Motorola won in Mannheim over a FRAND-pledged patents declared essential to an industry standard, several 3G/UMTS-capable...